American Goldfinch

Spinus tristis
American Goldfinch specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common permanent resident. Nests late, from late July to early October, in fields and along roadsides. The male is yellow and black only in the breeding season, otherwise olive like the female.

Specimen Information

The exhibit includes four birds; this entry is for the bright yellow male in the upper center area of the image.
Date:  4/24/1889
Collected By:  CW Richmond
Locality:  Washington, DC
Sex:  Male
Catalog ID:  122331